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Old 10-07-2018, 12:39 PM   #1
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forgive the ignorance on this one but, my brake junction block is leaking slightly from the sensor I believe. I would love to avoid undoing the octopus of hard lines that go into the block. Can't I just take the sensor out and plug it with a bolt and a crush washer?
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:04 PM   #2
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Picture is from cleanflametrap.

If it's leaking, you should fix or replace.


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Old 10-07-2018, 03:35 PM   #3
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sorry I guess I don't really see the point of replacing it if I can just remove the sensor and block where it is leaking. I don't need a light to tell me the brake pedal is going to the floor.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:36 PM   #4
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sorry I guess I don't really see the point of replacing it if I can just remove the sensor and block where it is leaking. I don't need a light to tell me the brake pedal is going to the floor.
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:13 PM   #5
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sorry I guess I don't really see the point of replacing it if I can just remove the sensor and block where it is leaking. I don't need a light to tell me the brake pedal is going to the floor.
Actually, the whole point of the light is to let you know that a circuit has failed since the pedal will feel about the same with just 1 circuit working.

If you want to get out cheap, but the 2 o-rings shown in the above pic and replace them as they're what's leaking.

https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...o-ring-1330797

Alternatively, you could buy an octopus from a late car that doesn't have the warning light switch.



http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...&artno=3540084
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:47 PM   #6
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Actually, the whole point of the light is to let you know that a circuit has failed since the pedal will feel about the same with just 1 circuit working.

If you want to get out cheap, but the 2 o-rings shown in the above pic and replace them as they're what's leaking.

https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...o-ring-1330797

Alternatively, you could buy an octopus from a late car that doesn't have the warning light switch.



http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...&artno=3540084
got it, that's what I was wondering about. I'll replace the o rings for now until I can get my car 2 a lift to replace the box. Just a side note both of my rear calipers where seized and I got no warning light for that, only time I ever got the warning light was when my brakes boiled and as result my master cylinder broke.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:04 PM   #7
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:06 PM   #8
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If the rear calipers were seized, but weren't leaking then it wouldn't affect the switch on the octopus.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:10 PM   #9
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FYI for those that want that "octopus" without the valve, apparently stock may be low on those. I bought one and it took a bit of time to get it, they weren't sure if they even could still.
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